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Saudi Arabia: Personal Data Protection Law Approved in Saudi

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Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00

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Saudi Arabia, personal data protection, law

To attain the objectives of personal data protection while enabling a data-based digital economy, the Saudi Arabian Cabinet has now given nod to their Data Protection Law. The law will take effect 180 days from passing date to come into effect. The digital shift empowers the private sector, produces a regulatory framework that encourages company growth, and may even attract international investment. The law protects personal data processing rights, regulates data sharing between companies, and prevents data misuse, boosting the local economy and fostering trust in the data sector. The Saudi Data & AI Authority (SDAIA) seeks to develop strategies to these ends.

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